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Buster Keaton's "Cops" (1922)

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"Cops" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film is full of hilarious moments and demonstrates Buster Keaton's extraordinary athletic abilities. It enjoys a very strong 7.8 rating on IMDB.  "Cops" was added to the National Film Registry in 1997 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Directed by                Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by              Joseph Schenck
Scenario by               Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton          
Starring                     Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts
Cinematography         Elgin Lessley
Distributed by             First National Pictures Inc.
Release date              March, 1922
Running time             18 min.
Country                      United States
Language                   Silent film, English intertitles

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Reviewer: gl1200phil - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 26, 2014
Subject: Excellent comedy!
Fast moving, hilarious comedy full of pratfalls pranks and incredible physical feats. Keaton at his best!

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